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Ring

Type
Ring
Historical period(s)
12th century
Medium
Gold with turquoise and pearls
Dimension(s)
H x W: 3.7 x 2 cm (1 7/16 x 13/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1957.3
Label
This ring, fashioned from a gold sheet, is hollow. Arabic inscriptions in kufic script rendered in niello decorate the two side panels and the central panels of the front and back of the ring. The three inscriptions read, "Good fortune and blessing and blessing and joy and sovereignty. Blessing and good fortune and..." The niello decoration of this ring is typical of eleventh and twelfth-century Iranian jewelry.
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Keyword(s)
hammering, Iran, kufic script, niello, WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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